About The Stradwick Clinic

About Us

The Stradwick Psychology & Neurofeedback Clinic team includes  Psychologists, Psychotherapists, Social Workers, Psychometrists, and Neurofeedback Technicians.

Our team emphasizes the importance of providing an emotionally safe and compassionate environment for building trust and therapeutic rapport, while developing individualized treatment plans that incorporate evidence-based practice.

About Us

The Stradwick Psychology & Neurofeedback Clinic team includes  Psychologists, Psychotherapists, Social Workers, Psychometrists, and Neurofeedback Technicians.

Our team emphasizes the importance of providing an emotionally safe and compassionate environment for building trust and therapeutic rapport, while developing individualized treatment plans that incorporate evidence-based practice.

Our Team

Dr. Laura S. Stradwick, Psy.D., C.Psych

Dr. Laura S. Stradwick, Psy.D., C.Psych

Director, Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Stradwick is director of Stradwick Psychology & Neurofeedback Clinic.  She is a licensed clinical psychologist, registered with the College of Psychologists of Ontario.  She is currently acquiring her board certification in Neurofeedback training (Biofeedback Certification International Alliance).  She is also a member of the Canadian Psychological Association, the National Register of Health Service Psychologists, and the Association for Applied Psychophysiology & Biofeedback.  Dr. Stradwick received both her Master’s and Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology in Chicago, Illinois.  She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Western Ontario, in London, Ontario.

Dr. Stradwick has specialized post-doctoral training in health psychology, including management of chronic pain and illness, pre-surgical evaluation, biofeedback training, health habit training, and stress management. She has worked in a variety of different clinical settings, including a hospital system, pain clinic, and an outpatient mental health center working with clients of all ages.  Dr. Stradwick received additional supervised training in Neurofeedback (EEG Biofeedback) at the Ottawa Neurofeedback Centre.

Dr. Stradwick provides psychological services to children, adolescents, and adults who are experiencing a wide range of presenting concerns.  Areas of specialty include ADHD, depression, anxiety, adjustment/life transition-related difficulties, interpersonal problems, emotional dysregulation, grief and loss, developmental trauma, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), concussion/traumatic brain injury, and chronic pain/illness.  She offers a full range of psychological services in addition to Neurofeedback training.  These services include individual psychotherapy, psychological assessment (i.e. psychoeducational, psychodiagnostic), and psychophysiological-based interventions, such as biofeedback training.

Dr. Stradwick’s therapeutic approach with clients is integrative. She emphasizes client collaboration in order to address presenting symptoms and individualized goals for treatment.  She utilizes an attachment-based, client-centered framework to provide an emotionally safe and compassionate environment for building trust and therapeutic rapport.  Dr. Stradwick’s therapeutic interventions are further informed by evidence-based practice.  Interventions may include, neurofeedback, biofeedback, cognitive behavioural (CBT), psychodynamic, interpersonal, and trauma-focused techniques.  These techniques assist each client in developing greater self-awareness as well as to facilitate self-regulation, psychological resilience, and personal growth.

Dr. Jennifer Lyons, Ph.D., C.Psych.

Dr. Jennifer Lyons, Ph.D., C.Psych.

Clinical Psychologist

Currently on maternity leave and not accepting clients at this time.

Dr. Lyons provides psychological assessment services to adolescents (13+) and adults, including psychoeducational and psychodiagnostic assessments for ADHD and learning disorders, anxiety, and depression, in the context of a warm and compassionate relationship.

Dr. Lyons received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at the University of Ottawa in 2018. She competed her residency at the Royal Ottawa Hospital (ROH), working with military veterans, youth, and seniors. She also received training at the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board, the Ottawa Hospital, the Ottawa Mindfulness Clinic, and the Anxiety Disorders Clinic at the ROH.

She is a registered psychologist with the College of Psychologists of Ontario. She also works in the Operational Stress Injuries (OSI) clinic at the ROH.

Dr. Heather Schultz, Ph.D., C.Psych. (Supervised Practice)

Dr. Heather Schultz, Ph.D., C.Psych. (Supervised Practice)

Psychologist (Supervised Practice)

Dr. Schultz is registered as a psychologist in supervised practice with the College of Psychologists of Ontario. She is under the supervision of Dr. Laura S. Stradwick, Psy.D., C.Psych. and Dr. Dianna Lanteigne, Ph.D., C.Psych.

Dr. Schultz received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Toledo in 2020. She completed her residency at The Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre, working with adults with severe and persistent mood and anxiety disorders, individuals with a dual diagnosis (i.e., mental health disorder and intellectual disability), and adolescents and adults with a concurrent disorder (i.e., mental health and substance use disorder). She has received training in a variety of clinical settings including community mental health centres, universities, and forensic sites.

Dr. Schultz believes in the importance of collaboration and a client-centered approach to address presenting problems and meet individual needs. She provides psychological assessments (i.e., psychoeducation and psychodiagnostic) and individual psychotherapy to adolescents and adults. Dr. Schultz primarily uses third wave approaches, such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Mindfulness, while integrating Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) interventions as needed.

Dr. Schultz enjoys working with individuals with a wide range of presenting concerns, including anxiety disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder, trichotillomania (hair pulling), excoriation (skin-picking) disorder, depression, trauma-related disorders, emotion dysregulation, anger management, and low self-worth/self-esteem.

Rachel Côté, M.A.

Rachel Côté, M.A.

Psychometrist

Rachel received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology (Highest Honours; 2011) as well as her Master’s of Science degree in Neuroscience (Highest Honours; 2013) from Carleton University.

Rachel has been working as a psychometrist in clinical settings since 2016, working with children, youth, and adults. She performs assessments in order to document the client’s neurocognitive, academic, and social-emotional status. At Stradwick Psychology and Neurofeedback Clinic, Rachel provides QEEG assessments and psychoeducational testing of children and adults under the supervision of Dr. Laura Stradwick.

Rachel is also an EEG and neurofeedback technician and has been working with EEGs since 2015. Previously, Rachel held research positions with the Public Health Agency of Canada and The University of Ottawa Heart Institute.  Rachel’s patient and calm demeanor helps put clients at ease. She very effectively establishes a good working rapport, which helps to ensure that the client is working to the best of their ability.

Sandra Browne-Kealey, Ph.D., RP

Sandra Browne-Kealey, Ph.D., RP

Registered Psychotherapist


As a registered psychotherapist and certified teacher, Sandra has worked with children, youth, adults, and families in community mental health and therapeutic school settings.

Her educational credentials include undergraduate degrees in psychology and education, a masters degree in counselling and a doctorate in education. Sandra has experience supporting clients with a broad range of life challenges including stress, anxiety and mood disorders, trauma, grief and loss, addictions, family and parenting issues, learning differences, career transitions and sports performance. With training in a number of therapeutic models (e.g., cognitive-behavioural, acceptance and commitment, trauma-focused and brief therapy), Sandra has a hopeful, holistic and collaborative approach that is responsive to the needs of clients.

Inspired by the resilience and commitment of clients that she has the privilege of working with, Sandra is passionate about creating a supportive and engaging therapeutic space that fosters positive change.

Saman Hannah, M.A., MFT, RP

Saman Hannah, M.A., MFT, RP

Registered Psychotherapist


Saman is a Registered Psychotherapist who is experienced in marital and family therapy, mental health, post trauma, crisis, work related issues, stress, parenting, and overall sense of self. Saman is fluent in English, French, and Farsi. Saman collaborates with her clients, in a supportive and safe way, to arrive at a place of meaningful change and improved day to day living.

A Master’s degree in Creative Arts Therapies as well as a post Master’s certification in Marriage and Family Therapy have given Saman the tools to work with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families.

Saman bases her approach on the needs of her clients, meaning that although she has a systemic and psychodynamic foundation, she will use cognitive behavioural or solution focused strategies as required.

Fundamentally, Saman’s core belief is that people are capable of change and that in order to change we need a better understanding of ourselves and others. Saman is passionate about each individual’s ability to grow and therefore fosters the right environment for her clients to be successful in their journeys.

Jen Nadon-Murray, MACP, B.Sc, RP

Jen Nadon-Murray, MACP, B.Sc, RP

Registered Psychotherapist


Jen is a Registered Psychotherapist at the Stradwick Psychology & Neurofeedback Clinic.  She received an Honours Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences through the University of Ottawa and went on to pursue her passion for mental health by completing her Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology through Yorkville University.

As a psychotherapist, Jen offers compassionate and supportive counselling services to individuals, couples, and families looking to address any of life’s many challenges. She specializes in mental health conditions such as anxiety, depression, and borderline personality disorder, as well as trauma, addictions, chronic pain, stress management, sexuality/gender identity, and relationship/family issues.  Jen has worked with trauma survivors through a Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence program and is passionate about helping people of all ages rebuild their lives. She also has experience in a residential addiction treatment centre where she enjoys helping individuals and their families through the process of recovery.

Jen works with children, adolescents, and adults and has additional training in Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples.  Her approach client-centred and collaborative with a goal of empowerment, resilience, and positive change.

Chelsea Graham, MACP, RP(Q)

Chelsea Graham, MACP, RP(Q)

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)


Chelsea is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) at the Stradwick Psychology & Neurofeedback Clinic. She has always had a passion for helping those experiencing hardship at any stage in life, which lead her to pursue an education in the helping profession. Chelsea began her studies in Behavioural Psychology at St. Lawrence College and received an Honours Bachelor of Arts with this specialization. Following this degree, Chelsea made the decision to further her education in counselling specifically through her Master’s in Counselling Psychology at Yorkville University.

Chelsea prides herself on creating a safe and compassionate environment for clients to begin their healing process. She has several years of experience working with both youth and adults facing addiction (substance and process) and other co-occurring mental health concerns. Chelsea has also worked with clients who have experienced trauma through a Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence program. Additionally, Chelsea works with clients who are seeking support through dealing with self-esteem issues, anxiety, depression, stress and anger management, grief/loss, self-harm and other obstacles that present themselves in client’s lives.

As a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), Chelsea believes that the therapeutic relationship is most effective when it is based on collaboration, trust, and openness. Chelsea takes a holistic approach to treating clients using techniques from various modalities such as cognitive behavioural therapy, dialectical behaviour therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, mindfulness-based approaches, and trauma-informed care. She believes that all clients are unique, and her priority is to mold her therapeutic approach to suit each individual client’s needs. Chelsea focuses on building every client’s strengths in order to assist them in enriching all areas of life and move toward whole-hearted living.

Alexandra Brabazon, MACP, RP(Q)

Alexandra Brabazon, MACP, RP(Q)

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)


Ali is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) at the Stradwick Psychology & Neurofeedback Clinic. From a young age, Ali enjoyed helping others and realized quickly the journey she needed to take to pursue an education and eventually a career in helping others. Ali began her post secondary studies at Algonquin College in the Child & Youth Work Program and received an advanced diploma. Following this, she continued her education at Carleton University achieving a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Psychology. Ali then decided to further her education with a focus in counselling achieving her Master’s in Counselling Psychology at Yorkville University.

Ali has a focus and drive in providing a non-judgemental and empathetic space for clients to process and seek support in life’s challenges. Healing from various challenges in our lives is taxing and leaves us feeling vulnerable and overwhelmed, something Ali is keenly aware of; therefore she prides herself in providing a safe space for clients to began their journey in therapy, regardless of age. Ali has clinical experience working with children, youth, and adults struggling with anxiety, depression, domestic violence, trauma, self-esteem, stress, grief, ADHD, relational and social challenges and other difficulties impacting client’s lives.

Ali utilizes a holistic approach with a particular focus on the therapeutic relationship formed and solidified in therapy that supports the creation of positive change in client’s lives. Ali has focus in attachment theory and techniques from various modalities to best suit the needs of her client’s such as mindfulness-based approaches, solution-focused approaches, cognitive behavioural therapy, and dialectical behaviour therapy. Ali prides herself in ensuring the care she provides to each client is based on their individualized needs to aid in their journey towards healing and an increased sense of well-being.

Karly Kantola, MSW, RSW

Karly Kantola, MSW, RSW

Clinical Social Worker


Karly is a Clinical Social Worker at the Stradwick Psychology & Neurofeedback Clinic. She is a Registered Social Worker (RSW) with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW). She obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology before moving on to complete a Master’s in Social Work. She appreciates how the fields of Psychology and Social Work intersect in her therapeutic work.

Karly has a wide variety of experiences within the mental health field. She has worked with individuals of all ages in settings such as schools, community-based agencies, and in healthcare. Through these experiences, she has worked mostly with children, teens, and their families, addressing challenges relating to self-regulation, attachment, anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, and family conflict.

Karly tends to approach her practice with great curiosity and respect for an individual’s unique story and life experiences. She values the knowledge, wisdom and skills that people possess, and aims to use these to help bring about positive change in their lives.

Brittany Duncan, BA., MACP (Cand.)

Brittany Duncan, BA., MACP (Cand.)

Neurofeedback Technician


Brittany is a Neurofeedback and Biofeedback Technician at the Stradwick Psychology & Neurofeedback Clinic. In 2015, she obtained an Honours B.A. from Carleton University in Psychology and Neuroscience with a specialization in mental health. Her thesis examined electrophysiological response to medication in individuals with Schizophrenia.  She is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology.

Brittany has worked extensively in mental health research and medical device technology focusing on brain biomarkers and brain stimulation treatment for treatment-resistant depression and PTSD.

Her aspirations include developing high-impact clinical research and enhancing treatments for individuals suffering from mental health issues. She believes in an individualized treatment approach, with a focus on evidence-based practice and building meaningful therapeutic relationships. Brittany is currently working towards becoming a BCIA (Biofeedback Certification International Alliance) certified neurofeedback therapy technician and completing training in Heart Rate Variability (HRV) biofeedback.

Jennifer Armstrong, BSc

Jennifer Armstrong, BSc

Neurofeedback Technician


Jennifer is a Neurofeedback Technician at Stradwick Psychology & Neurofeedback Clinic. She obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Neuroscience and Mental Health with a minor in both Biology and Psychology from Carleton University in 2020. She is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Neuroscience. Her research focuses on identifying new treatments for chronic pain that are safe, non-addictive, and effective.

Jennifer has experience in clinical research environment involving the treatment of mild traumatic brain injuries and mental health conditions.  Her experience working in a medical environment highlights how every individual is unique and has their own needs during treatment. She strongly believes in an individualized approach to treatment that progresses at the client’s own pace and comfort level.

In the future, Jennifer hopes to be a part of clinical research that can improve treatment outcomes for individuals struggling with addictions and related mental health conditions, such as depression and anxiety.

Jamie Grant, B.Sc., B.Ed.

Jamie Grant, B.Sc., B.Ed.

Neurofeedback Technician


Jamie is a Neurofeedback & Biofeedback Technician at the Stradwick Psychology & Neurofeedback Clinic. In 2015, he obtained a Bachelor of Science with an Honours Specialization in Psychology from Carleton University. His thesis examined the brain’s behaviours and biases when implicitly learning, specifically when learning functions (the relationships between continuous variables). He then further pursued a Bachelor of Education degree at the University of Ottawa and completed his studies in 2017.

In addition to his Neurofeedback Technician role, James is currently working as a Long-Term Occasional Teacher for the Ottawa Catholic School Board. He has years of experience working with children and youth, including young children with developmental disorders, such as ADHD and Autism Spectrum.

He is very enthusiastic about education, mental health, and overall well-being. Helping people to achieve their goals in these areas has always been a passion of his. Jamie aims to help all clients and students with an approach that is tailored to them as individuals.

Kristi Whaley

Kristi Whaley

Office Manager


Kristi is the Office Manager at Stradwick Psychology & Neurofeedback Clinic. She brings with her years of experience in client care and customer service, health administration as well as a background in clerical work and accounting.

As our office manager, Kristi is here to provide support to our clients by addressing any questions or concerns they may have, providing support regarding billing and invoicing, as well as facilitating communication between our clients and our clinicians. She is also our third-party billing specialist for our EAP and BlueCross (Veterans and RCMP) Insurance clientele.

Hannah Mulligan, BSW

Hannah Mulligan, BSW

Administrative Assistant

Hannah is an administrative assistant with Stradwick Psychology & Neurofeedback Clinic at our Nepean location.

Hannah has been working in administration since her graduation for Carleton University with a Bachelor of Social Work.

Hannah aspires to go back to school to obtain her Masters in Health Administration.

Ashlyn Lacombe

Ashlyn Lacombe

Administrative Assistant


Ashlyn is an Administrative Assistant with Stradwick Psychology & Neurofeedback Clinic at our Stittsville location. She is a medical office assistant graduate of Algonquin Careers Academy, with 7 years of administrative and medical experience. Over the past several years, she has worked in a fast-paced family physician office but is excited to branch out into a new environment at Stradwick Clinic. Her hobbies and interests include fitness, skating, essential oils, and spending time with her children.
Aaliya Blais-Batres

Aaliya Blais-Batres

Administrative Assistant


Aaliya is a Part-Time Administrative Assistant with Stradwick Psychology & Neurofeedback Clinic at our Nepean location.

Aaliya is currently in her third year of her undergraduate degree in Forensic Psychology at Carleton University.

Her educational aspirations include completing a Ph.D. in Psychology and upon completion, her goal is to become a professor of Psychology.

Brooke Bradley

Brooke Bradley

Administrative Assistant


Brooke is an Administrative Assistant with Stradwick Psychology & Neurofeedback Clinic at our Stittsville location. Brooke graduated from Carleton University in June 2017 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Linguistics. Her educational aspirations are to complete a Master’s degree in Speech & Language Pathology. Brooke brings with her many years of experience in the administrative and customer service field.

Our Team

Director, Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Laura S. Stradwick, Psy.D., C.Psych

Dr. Stradwick is director of Stradwick Psychology & Neurofeedback Clinic. She is a licensed clinical psychologist, registered with the College of Psychologists of Ontario. She is currently acquiring her board certification in Neurofeedback training (Biofeedback Certification International Alliance). She is also a member of the Canadian Psychological Association, the National Register of Health Service Psychologists, and the Association for Applied Psychophysiology & Biofeedback. Dr. Stradwick received both her Master’s and Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology in Chicago, Illinois. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Western Ontario, in London, Ontario.

Dr. Stradwick has specialized post-doctoral training in health psychology, including management of chronic pain and illness, pre-surgical evaluation, biofeedback training, health habit training, and stress management. She has worked in a variety of different clinical settings, including a hospital system, pain clinic, and an outpatient mental health center working with clients of all ages.  Dr. Stradwick received additional supervised training in Neurofeedback (EEG Biofeedback) at the Ottawa Neurofeedback Centre.

Dr. Stradwick provides psychological services to children, adolescents, and adults who are experiencing a wide range of presenting concerns.  Areas of specialty include ADHD, depression, anxiety, adjustment/life transition-related difficulties, interpersonal problems, emotional dysregulation, grief and loss, developmental trauma, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), concussion/traumatic brain injury, and chronic pain/illness.  She offers a full range of psychological services in addition to Neurofeedback training.  These services include individual psychotherapy, psychological assessment (i.e. psychoeducational, psychodiagnostic), and psychophysiological-based interventions, such as biofeedback training.

Dr. Stradwick’s therapeutic approach with clients is integrative. She emphasizes client collaboration in order to address presenting symptoms and individualized goals for treatment.  She utilizes an attachment-based, client-centered framework to provide an emotionally safe and compassionate environment for building trust and therapeutic rapport.  Dr. Stradwick’s therapeutic interventions are further informed by evidence-based practice.  Interventions may include, neurofeedback, biofeedback, cognitive behavioural (CBT), psychodynamic, interpersonal, and trauma-focused techniques.  These techniques assist each client in developing greater self-awareness as well as to facilitate self-regulation, psychological resilience, and personal growth. 

Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Jennifer Lyons, Ph.D., C.Psych.

Currently on maternity leave and not accepting clients at this time.

Dr. Lyons provides psychological assessment services to adolescents (13+) and adults, including psychoeducational and psychodiagnostic assessments for ADHD and learning disorders, anxiety, and depression, in the context of a warm and compassionate relationship.

Dr. Lyons received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at the University of Ottawa in 2018. She competed her residency at the Royal Ottawa Hospital (ROH), working with military veterans, youth, and seniors. She also received training at the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board, the Ottawa Hospital, the Ottawa Mindfulness Clinic, and the Anxiety Disorders Clinic at the ROH.

She is a registered psychologist with the College of Psychologists of Ontario. She also works in the Operational Stress Injuries (OSI) clinic at the ROH.

Psychologist (Supervised Practice)

Dr. Heather Schultz, Ph.D., C.Psych. (Supervised Practice)

Dr. Schultz is registered as a psychologist in supervised practice with the College of Psychologists of Ontario. She is under the supervision of Dr. Laura S. Stradwick, Psy.D., C.Psych. and Dr. Dianna Lanteigne, Ph.D., C.Psych.

Dr. Schultz received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Toledo in 2020. She completed her residency at The Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre, working with adults with severe and persistent mood and anxiety disorders, individuals with a dual diagnosis (i.e., mental health disorder and intellectual disability), and adolescents and adults with a concurrent disorder (i.e., mental health and substance use disorder). She has received training in a variety of clinical settings including community mental health centres, universities, and forensic sites.

Dr. Schultz believes in the importance of collaboration and a client-centered approach to address presenting problems and meet individual needs. She provides psychological assessments (i.e., psychoeducation and psychodiagnostic) and individual psychotherapy to adolescents and adults. Dr. Schultz primarily uses third wave approaches, such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Mindfulness, while integrating Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) interventions as needed.

Dr. Schultz enjoys working with individuals with a wide range of presenting concerns, including anxiety disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder, trichotillomania (hair pulling), excoriation (skin-picking) disorder, depression, trauma-related disorders, emotion dysregulation, anger management, and low self-worth/self-esteem.

Psychometrist

Rachel Côté, M.A.

Rachel received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology (Highest Honours; 2011) as well as her Master’s of Science degree in Neuroscience (Highest Honours; 2013) from Carleton University. 

Rachel has been working as a psychometrist in clinical settings since 2016, working with children, youth, and adults. She performs assessments in order to document the client’s neurocognitive, academic, and social-emotional status. At Stradwick Psychology and Neurofeedback Clinic, Rachel provides QEEG assessments and psychoeducational testing of children and adults under the supervision of Dr. Laura Stradwick. 

Rachel is also an EEG and neurofeedback technician and has been working with EEGs since 2015. Previously, Rachel held research positions with the Public Health Agency of Canada and The University of Ottawa Heart Institute.  Rachel’s patient and calm demeanor helps put clients at ease. She very effectively establishes a good working rapport, which helps to ensure that the client is working to the best of their ability.

Registered Psychotherapist

Sandra Browne-Kealey, Ph.D., RP

As a registered psychotherapist and certified teacher, Sandra has worked with children, youth, adults, and families in community mental health and therapeutic school settings.

Her educational credentials include undergraduate degrees in psychology and education, a masters degree in counselling and a doctorate in education. Sandra has experience supporting clients with a broad range of life challenges including stress, anxiety and mood disorders, trauma, grief and loss, addictions, family and parenting issues, learning differences, career transitions and sports performance. With training in a number of therapeutic models (e.g., cognitive-behavioural, acceptance and commitment, trauma-focused and brief therapy), Sandra has a hopeful, holistic and collaborative approach that is responsive to the needs of clients.

Inspired by the resilience and commitment of clients that she has the privilege of working with, Sandra is passionate about creating a supportive and engaging therapeutic space that fosters positive change.

Registered Psychotherapist

Saman Hannah, M.A., MFT, RP

Saman is a Registered Psychotherapist who is experienced in marital and family therapy, mental health, post trauma, crisis, work related issues, stress, parenting, and overall sense of self. Saman is fluent in English, French, and Farsi. Saman collaborates with her clients, in a supportive and safe way, to arrive at a place of meaningful change and improved day to day living.

A Master’s degree in Creative Arts Therapies as well as a post Master’s certification in Marriage and Family Therapy have given Saman the tools to work with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families.

Saman bases her approach on the needs of her clients, meaning that although she has a systemic and psychodynamic foundation, she will use cognitive behavioral or solution focused strategies as required.

Fundamentally, Saman’s core belief is that people are capable of change and that in order to change we need a better understanding of ourselves and others. Saman is passionate about each individual’s ability to grow and therefore fosters the right environment for her clients to be successful in their journeys.

Registered Psychotherapist

Jen Nadon-Murray, MACP, B.Sc, RP

Jen is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) at the Stradwick Psychology & Neurofeedback Clinic. She received an Honours Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences through the University of Ottawa and went on to pursue her passion for mental health by completing her Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology through Yorkville University.

As a psychotherapist, Jen offers compassionate and supportive counselling services to individuals, couples, and families looking to address any of life’s many challenges. She specializes in mental health conditions such as anxiety, depression, and borderline personality disorder, as well as trauma, addictions, chronic pain, stress management, sexuality/gender identity, and relationship/family issues. Jen has worked with trauma survivors through a Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence program and is passionate about helping people of all ages rebuild their lives.

She also has experience in a residential addiction treatment centre where she enjoys helping individuals and their families through the process of recovery. Jen works with children, adolescents, and adults and has additional training in Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples. Her approach client-centred and collaborative with a goal of empowerment, resilience, and positive change.

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

Chelsea Graham, MACP, RP(Q)

Chelsea is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) at the Stradwick Psychology & Neurofeedback Clinic. She has always had a passion for helping those experiencing hardship at any stage in life, which lead her to pursue an education in the helping profession. Chelsea began her studies in Behavioural Psychology at St. Lawrence College and received an Honours Bachelor of Arts with this specialization. Following this degree, Chelsea made the decision to further her education in counselling specifically through her Master’s in Counselling Psychology at Yorkville University.

Chelsea prides herself on creating a safe and compassionate environment for clients to begin their healing process. She has several years of experience working with both youth and adults facing addiction (substance and process) and other co-occurring mental health concerns. Chelsea has also worked with clients who have experienced trauma through a Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence program. Additionally, Chelsea works with clients who are seeking support through dealing with self-esteem issues, anxiety, depression, stress and anger management, grief/loss, self-harm and other obstacles that present themselves in client’s lives.

As a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), Chelsea believes that the therapeutic relationship is most effective when it is based on collaboration, trust, and openness. Chelsea takes a holistic approach to treating clients using techniques from various modalities such as cognitive behavioural therapy, dialectical behaviour therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, mindfulness-based approaches, and trauma-informed care. She believes that all clients are unique, and her priority is to mold her therapeutic approach to suit each individual client’s needs. Chelsea focuses on building every client’s strengths in order to assist them in enriching all areas of life and move toward whole-hearted living.

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

Alexandra Brabazon, MACP, RP(Q)


Ali is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) at the Stradwick Psychology & Neurofeedback Clinic. From a young age, Ali enjoyed helping others and realized quickly the journey she needed to take to pursue an education and eventually a career in helping others. Ali began her post secondary studies at Algonquin College in the Child & Youth Work Program and received an advanced diploma. Following this, she continued her education at Carleton University achieving a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Psychology. Ali then decided to further her education with a focus in counselling achieving her Master’s in Counselling Psychology at Yorkville University.

Ali has a focus and drive in providing a non-judgemental and empathetic space for clients to process and seek support in life’s challenges. Healing from various challenges in our lives is taxing and leaves us feeling vulnerable and overwhelmed, something Ali is keenly aware of; therefore she prides herself in providing a safe space for clients to began their journey in therapy, regardless of age. Ali has clinical experience working with children, youth, and adults struggling with anxiety, depression, domestic violence, trauma, self-esteem, stress, grief, ADHD, relational and social challenges and other difficulties impacting client’s lives.

Ali utilizes a holistic approach with a particular focus on the therapeutic relationship formed and solidified in therapy that supports the creation of positive change in client’s lives. Ali has focus in attachment theory and techniques from various modalities to best suit the needs of her client’s such as mindfulness-based approaches, solution-focused approaches, cognitive behavioural therapy, and dialectical behaviour therapy. Ali prides herself in ensuring the care she provides to each client is based on their individualized needs to aid in their journey towards healing and an increased sense of well-being.

Clinical Social Worker

Karly Kantola, MSW, RSW

Karly is a Clinical Social Worker at the Stradwick Psychology & Neurofeedback Clinic. She is a Registered Social Worker (RSW) with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW). She obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology before moving on to complete a Master’s in Social Work. She appreciates how the fields of Psychology and Social Work intersect in her therapeutic work.

Karly has a wide variety of experiences within the mental health field. She has worked with individuals of all ages in settings such as schools, community-based agencies, and in healthcare. Through these experiences, she has worked mostly with children, teens, and their families, addressing challenges relating to self-regulation, attachment, anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, and family conflict.

Karly tends to approach her practice with great curiosity and respect for an individual’s unique story and life experiences. She values the knowledge, wisdom and skills that people possess, and aims to use these to help bring about positive change in their lives.

Neurofeedback Technician

Brittany Duncan, BA., MACP (Cand.)


Brittany is a Neurofeedback and Biofeedback Technician at the Stradwick Psychology & Neurofeedback Clinic. In 2015, she obtained an Honours B.A. from Carleton University in Psychology and Neuroscience with a specialization in mental health. Her thesis examined electrophysiological response to medication in individuals with Schizophrenia.  She is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology.

Brittany has worked extensively in mental health research and medical device technology focusing on brain biomarkers and brain stimulation treatment for treatment-resistant depression and PTSD.

Her aspirations include developing high-impact clinical research and enhancing treatments for individuals suffering from mental health issues. She believes in an individualized treatment approach, with a focus on evidence-based practice and building meaningful therapeutic relationships. Brittany is currently working towards becoming a BCIA (Biofeedback Certification International Alliance) certified neurofeedback therapy technician and completing training in Heart Rate Variability (HRV) biofeedback.

Neurofeedback Technician

Jennifer Armstrong, BSC

Jennifer is a Neurofeedback Technician at Stradwick Psychology & Neurofeedback Clinic. She obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Neuroscience and Mental Health with a minor in both Biology and Psychology from Carleton University in 2020. She is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Neuroscience. Her research focuses on identifying new treatments for chronic pain that are safe, non-addictive, and effective.

Jennifer has experience in clinical research environment involving the treatment of mild traumatic brain injuries and mental health conditions.  Her experience working in a medical environment highlights how every individual is unique and has their own needs during treatment. She strongly believes in an individualized approach to treatment that progresses at the client’s own pace and comfort level.

In the future, Jennifer hopes to be a part of clinical research that can improve treatment outcomes for individuals struggling with addictions and related mental health conditions, such as depression and anxiety.

Neurofeedback Technician

Jamie Grant, B.Sc., B.Ed

Jamie is a Neurofeedback & Biofeedback Technician at the Stradwick Psychology & Neurofeedback Clinic. In 2015, he obtained a Bachelor of Science with an Honours Specialization in Psychology from Carleton University. His thesis examined the brain’s behaviours and biases when implicitly learning, specifically when learning functions (the relationships between continuous variables). He then further pursued a Bachelor of Education degree at the University of Ottawa and completed his studies in 2017.

In addition to his Neurofeedback Technician role, James is currently working as a Long-Term Occasional Teacher for the Ottawa Catholic School Board. He has years of experience working with children and youth, including young children with developmental disorders, such as ADHD and Autism Spectrum.

He is very enthusiastic about education, mental health, and overall well-being. Helping people to achieve their goals in these areas has always been a passion of his. Jamie aims to help all clients and students with an approach that is tailored to them as individuals.

Office Manager

Kristi Whaley

Kristi is the Office Manager at Stradwick Psychology & Neurofeedback Clinic. She brings with her years of experience in client care and customer service, health administration as well as a background in clerical work and accounting.

As our office manager, Kristi is here to provide support to our clients by addressing any questions or concerns they may have, providing support regarding billing and invoicing, as well as facilitating communication between our clients and our clinicians. She is also our third-party billing specialist for our EAP and BlueCross (Veterans and RCMP) Insurance clientele.

Administrative Assistant

Hannah Mulligan, BSW

Hannah is an administrative assistant with Stradwick Psychology & Neurofeedback Clinic at our Nepean location.

Hannah has been working in administration since her graduation for Carleton University with a Bachelor of Social Work.

Hannah aspires to go back to school to obtain her Masters in Health Administration.

Her aspirations include becoming a BCIA (Biofeedback Certification International Alliance) certified neurofeedback therapy technician and continuing education regarding brain trauma and neurological disorders.

Administrative Assistant

Ashlyn Lacombe

Ashlyn is an Administrative Assistant with Stradwick Psychology & Neurofeedback Clinic at our Stittsville location. She is a medical office assistant graduate of Algonquin Careers Academy, with 7 years of administrative and medical experience. Over the past several years, she has worked in a fast-paced family physician office but is excited to branch out into a new environment at Stradwick Clinic. Her hobbies and interests include fitness, skating, essential oils, and spending time with her children.

Administrative Assistant

Aaliya Blais-Batres

Aaliya is a Part-Time Administrative Assistant with Stradwick Psychology & Neurofeedback Clinic at our Nepean location.

Aaliya is currently in her third year of her undergraduate degree in Forensic Psychology at Carleton University.

Her educational aspirations include completing a Ph.D. in Psychology and upon completion, her goal is to become a professor of Psychology.

Administrative Assistant

Brooke Bradley


Brooke is an Administrative Assistant with Stradwick Psychology & Neurofeedback Clinic at our Stittsville location. Brooke graduated from Carleton University in June 2017 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Linguistics. Her educational aspirations are to complete a Master’s degree in Speech & Language Pathology. Brooke brings with her many years of experience in the administrative and customer service field.

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